On February 5, former Infinite member Hoya, also known as Lee Ho Won, surprises Holy and Inspirits with his sudden military enlistment which he announces through a handwritten letter via his official fan cafe. It says there that he will join the army after the Lunar New Year holiday which will be on February 7. Here is his full letter:
Translated by Soompi:
Hello, this is Hoya.It’s already been a month since 2019 began, and the Lunar New Year is just around the corner.
Are you having a good holiday? It’s been nine years since I debuted. Time flies, doesn’t it? I think my 20s were so full of fans’ love that I couldn’t explain [my time] without them. I was truly happy because of HOLY [fan club name]. Thank you for giving me memories that I’ll never forget for a long time.
Actually, I am writing this letter to tell you some sudden news today. I’m going to join the army after this holiday. I’m sorry to all my fans who are surprised by the sudden news. However, since this is my duty as a citizen, I will spend my time becoming more mature than I am now. I hope you all will be happy while waiting for me. I’ll be back healthy. When we meet again, I’ll greet you as a better person. Thank you always, and I love you.
Lee Howon [Hoya’s real name]
Hoya is well-known for his English song covers on his YouTube channel and being a great dance machine of the South Korean boy band Infinite, who later on departed from the said group last August 2017. Afterwards, he pursued his dream careers, such as being solo artist and actor under Glorious Entertainment. Previously, he’s been recognized by Lukas Graham through his impressive choreography of the international artist’s hit, 7 Years.
We wish him a good health and all the best in this world. We, Holy and Inspirits, will patiently wait for his come back!